The Cycle of Life

Today was a sad day ~ our oldest chicken, Mrs. Choate died. We are not certain how old she was as she was already a laying hen when we adopted her two years ago Memorial Day.

Mrs. Choate

Mrs. Choate the day we adopted her and brought her home.

Mrs. Choate was a Cochin ~ see the pretty feathers on her feet? Her back feathers look like a bustle.

Eating Kale

Here she is eating kale out of our raised bed.

She looked a lot like Rochelle Rochelle but her markings were tighter and she just had a wise look about her.

Mrs. Choate

Here she is looking for bugs.

Mrs. Choate

Here is a recent picture of her checking me out while I was photographing the new chicks.

She was definitely the Queen of the Pecking Order. She ruled the roost and everyone knew it. She could be so very sweet and curious too. We will miss her. Tracee, do you remember this very wise quote you shared with us when you were a little girl?

“The world constantly changes and replenishes itself. That is how life is supposed to work. Things keep living and dying and completing their own unique life cycle, only to be replaced again.” ~ Tracee Harchut



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A Lover of Nature, Filled with Gratitude for my Husband, Family, Friends, Dog, Gardens and Chickens~
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3 Responses to The Cycle of Life

  1. Tracee, I checked my journal ~ I guess you weren’t such a “little girl” after all (2003) but still very wise! 🙂

  2. Yes, it was her time. It was very sweet to see the other girls surrounding her as if they were comforting her the last couple of days. Love you too!

  3. Frank Cooke says:

    You were right, I’m sorry for your loss. Love you, Dad.

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